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Moscow event could be Russian iTunes launch

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Monday, December 3, 2012
News Categories: iTunes

Apple will be hosting an invitation-only event in Moscow Tuesday, according to an email obtained by TechCrunch, and it’s possible the event could be the long-awaited launch of iTunes in Russia. A recent report from Russian news service RIA Novosti claims the iTunes launch was “delayed indefinitely” after rumors the service would debut on Nov. 20. Russia could be a major market for Apple, as the country doesn’t have major smartphone penetration as of yet, and Android devices are currently more popular; piracy has long been a problem in the country, however. Negotiations with music labels for store rights have allegedly held up the iTunes launch.

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Considering how many questionable cheap/free music sites exist in Russia, there is something deeply ironic about iTunes launching in Russia.

Posted by choiceweb on December 4, 2012 at 10:40 AM (PDT)

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